Community invited to Fire Prevention Week Kickoff on September 24, 2016

Wed, 21 Sep 2016

Free BBQ, activities, displays and fire safety demonstration for all ages to enjoy!

The Oakville Fire department invites you to have fun while learning about fire safety at the 17th annual Fire Prevention Week Kickoff event on Saturday, September 24, 2016. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Oakville Fire training campus at 1144 South Service Road West.

“The theme of this year’s fire prevention week is, don’t wait, check the date of your smoke alarms,” said Fire Chief Brian Durdin. “Our kickoff event provides a great opportunity to remind people that smoke and CO alarms don’t last forever. It’s important to check the expiry date and replace them before they wear out.”

This year’s event includes exciting rescue demonstrations, a chance to check out an air ambulance and the junior firefighter challenge. In addition to fire safety presentations, other activities include Oakville Hydro truck bucket rides, a visit from Sparky the Fire Dog, pony rides, inflatable air rides, a smoke room simulator, the junior firefighter water squirt, and fire safety games for all ages. Children are also encouraged to bring along their favourite stuffed animal for the teddy bear triage offered by St. John’s Ambulance.

Union Gas provided a financial contribution in support of the event, and McDonalds Restaurants of Oakville will provide a free hotdog barbeque.

Free parking and shuttle bus service provided by Oakville Transit will be available at the Bronte GO station. Parking at the training campus is reserved for people with limited mobility or medical conditions.

Find out more about fire safety and prevention.